Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is remaining cautious over Dele Alli’s comeback ahead of Monday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester CityThe 22-year-old midfielder has returned to training after being sidelined with a recurring hamstring problem for the past month.Alli, who was also absent for England over the recent international break, is believed to be in contention to make his return to action at Wembley.It will be his first appearance since Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Watford on September 26.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But, while feeling optimistic about Alli’s progress, Pochettino is reluctant to force him back into action before he is ready.“Yes I think it’s good news but we need to be careful. He started today with the group,” Pochettino told reporters on Football London.“Sure we hope he will be available for Monday but I’m not sure if we’re going to put him in the squad or not.”Injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose will likely remain on the sidelines for Spurs as they continue to recover from their hamstring and groin issues respectively.
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says he has what it takes to turn their poor start to the Premier League season around.Fulham have won just one game since promotion and are now in the relegation zone after four successive defeats, but Jokanovic feels he has proved himself during his three previous seasons at the club.“This kind of situation is part of football,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I am not here three days, I am here three years and the board must have some kind of opinion about my work.“From my side, I have the confidence and believe in my job. People around me are professional and we don’t try to make some crazy things.“We know it’s not an easy job ahead of us, we must be brave and encourage the team not to stop, never give up.“My experience in this club – this is my fourth season here – and always it was complicated and always we reached the target at the end of the season.”
The Genoa Polish striker has been making a lot of news since he started playing in the Italian Lega Serie APolish forward Krzysztof Piatek has scored nine goals in 12 matches in the Italian Lega Serie A with Genoa.And since he started playing in Italy, starting this summer, he’s been making tons of news around the world.Now, many teams want him, but his agent says he’s focused on his current club.“Genoa had been interested for some time,” Szymon Pacanowski told Sky Sports as quoted by Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“They’d been following him in the Under-21 team and asked for information. Poles are slightly cheaper than Croatian or Belgian players, but very strong.”“His future? There’s nothing, he’s had an extraordinary impact in Serie A, he was incredible for the first few months,” he added.“He’s calm and we want him to be because we don’t need to make decisions now. He’s focused on Genoa and the national team.”“He’s still playing well, no striker scores in every match. He’s working for the team,” he concluded.
Journalist Raphael Honigstein believes the arrival of USA star Christian Pulisic could open up opportunities for Chelsea in the North American marketThe Blues completed a €64m transfer for Pulisic on Wednesday morning and have loaned him back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of this season.The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the exciting prospects in European football following an impressive spell in the Bundesliga with Manchester United and Liverpool having also been linked with moves.But Honigstein believes Chelsea could gain much more than just another great player in Pulisic due to his marketing appeal in the United States.“He’s a real talent and especially if you consider the marketing value as the No 1 American football player of his generation – it’s not a deal that feels expensive,” Honigstein told Sky Sports.“This is a player that a lot of Premier League clubs were interested in, he brings tremendous value when it comes to gaining followers and attention in America, which is a key market for many Premier League clubs for obvious reasons.“He might make it easier for Chelsea to, I would not say sell the club, but maybe exploit different opportunities in America.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If Roman Abramovich deems that someone else should come in alongside him or maybe he wants to sell the club – all these things make it quite a smart business move, if you will.”The German football expert also believes Dortmund got a great deal for Pulisic considering he had decided to not renew his contract with them.“I think they (Dortmund) got the best out of the deal that was possible for them,” added Honigstein.“Once it became clear that he was not going to renew his contract which runs out in 2020 there was a real danger that he might run down his contract and they would lose him for nothing.“Effectively moving forward that move by a year and still achieving quite a high price should be considered a nice bit of business from Dortmund’s point of view.“But that does not mean the player is not worth it. Once Pulisic decided he would not stay at Dortmund beyond 2020 then really he became a free agent in all but name. Dortmund had to see if they could extract maximum value.“They didn’t have a good hand to deal with initially because the player was adamant he would not stay but as they often do, Dortmund managed to make the most out if it.”
Updated: 10:20 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live for Sycuan’s Topping Off Ceremony on Tuesday. She interviewed Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Tribal Council, about Sycuan’s history and the new resort.Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 34 years later, it has become a community landmark.Today, Sycuan celebrates a major milestone by placing the final beam atop their new resort structure. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Sycuan Casino FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Elizabeth Alvarez Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony Posted: May 22, 2018 Topping-off Ceremony for @SycuanCasino The next casino-resort destination set to open in 9 months. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/QRZluOHKMm— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) May 22, 2018
Posted: August 6, 2018 Dave Scott, Warm Water Temperatures Have Interesting Sea Life Visiting Our Coast August 6, 2018 Dave Scott Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – The ocean water is at record warm temperatures, and we’re seeing marine life not usually seen off our coast.KUSI’s Dave Scott was with Dr. Daniel Rudnick, Professor at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography earlier today, discussing our recent visitors to our coastline.
San Diego County takes steps toward a shelter for asylum seekers January 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Supervisors Tuesday took steps toward helping asylum seekers with shelter, after a lengthy public hearing and considerable debate.The Board of Supervisors approved recommendations by Supervisors Greg Cox and Nathan Fletcher to:— Direct the chief administration office to find armories or other state properties;— Establish a six-month task force to address both long- and short- term solutions;— Direct the chief administration officer to find other properties to house asylum seekers;— Have the county look into funding resources to provide health services to asylum seekers, while seeking federal and state reimbursement.Any shelter proposal involving county money would need board approval first, as would any additional costs for health services.Gallery members applauded the board’s actions. While the board voted unanimously on three of the items, Supervisors Kristin Gaspar and Chairwoman Dianne Jacob voted no on the proposal to find places to house the asylum seekers.Gaspar said the county should use existing properties, while Jacob was concerned about the refugees staying longer than they’re supposed to.Activists working with the asylum seekers said many are fleeing extreme violence in Central American nations such as Guatemala and Honduras.Local human rights activists, along with service and faith-based organizations, say they have provided more than 4,200 migrants with critical humanitarian and transportation assistance since early November.Cox said that over the holidays, he and Fletcher visited a migrant shelter run by San Diego Rapid Response Network, and learned about the “selfless work going on there.” He pointed out that the federal government has granted the refugees permission to be in this country and then meet up with their sponsors.Cox said Tuesday’s action builds on the momentum started by Gaspar, who sent a letter to state and federal officials imploring them to solve the crisis.He also added that having shelter and proper services can lower the risk of a serious health crisis.Fletcher said Americans applaud immigrants who follow the law, and accused the federal government of failing to ensure that these immigrants have transportation and health care options.The county, he said, should meet a basic humanitarian obligation — otherwise, it could be a situation where immigrants are released but have nowhere to go.“Let’s ensure there’s a humane way they can be brought in before they are reunited with their families,” he said.Board members heard from numerous public speakers, most of whom supported the shelter options.San Diego “has a rich history of being a welcoming place for people looking for asylum,” said David Trujillo, of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.“Every asylum seeker has the right to humane treatment,” said Trujillo, who criticized federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement for releasing asylum seekers who don’t have a place to stay.“This is a leadership moment, and San Diego must provide leadership,” Trujillo added.Margaret Baker of SDRRN said she has seen refugees being exploited, and heard their accounts of mistreatment while in federal custody.“Men cry and fall into my arms,” she added.Not all speakers were in favor, however. Jill Barto, a board member of the Cajon Valley Union School District, said the county should help American citizens first, adding that she has friends with family members who’ve been waiting here for years for legal status.“The refugees should be helped, but volunteers should open up their homes,” she said.Barto added that years ago, her vehicle was struck in Georgia by an undocumented immigrant, something that affects her every day.Jacob said she has a lot of compassion for the immigrants.She added that as she listens to the volunteers helping families, she can’t help but think of the many homeless veterans needing a place to live. The county now has 1,312 homeless vets, Jacob added.“Our priority should be to take care of our own first,” Jacob said. “We do have a potential health crisis with the refugee situation, but we also have to press hard on the federal government to fix this.”Supervisor Jim Desmond agreed with Jacob, saying, “The county is the doorway to California, but is treated like a door mat.”Gaspar said that in November, she wrote a letter to then-Gov. Jerry Brown asking for state help to deal with food, travel assistance, medical care and shelter for refugees here.She said there was no response, so she sent another letter — this time with support from mayors of regional cities, including San Diego and Chula Vista.Again, Gaspar added, there was no response — but she hopes that Gov. Gavin Newsom will have a different attitude. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom
Homicide investigation leads to SWAT standoff in Ocean Beach home May 1, 2019 Posted: May 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:26 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A SWAT standoff was triggered at a home in Ocean Beach Wednesday morning in connection to a homicide according to San Diego Police Department.Officers were called to a residence in the 5000 block of Niagara Avenue around 1 a.m. by a man requesting a welfare check on his mother, according to San Diego police.Hours later, the son arrived and forced his way into the residence, then discovered a woman’s body covered in the garage, police said. A short time before the discovery, he reportedly spotted his brother running from the scene.The brother, a suspect in the killing, has been identified as 36-year- old Daniel Chase McKibben, according to SDPD. He was described as a white man with long brown hair and brown eyes. McKibben was last seen wearing a tan shirt, black shorts and a backpack.Police, believing McKibben was still in the residence, requested a SWAT team to the area shortly before 5 a.m.Anyone with information regarding the killing or the location of the suspect was asked to call SDPD’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. 5000 Niagra and Bacon Street between Narragansett and Newport are closed due to #sandiegopd SWAT incident/homicide investigation. Please avoid the area and/or seek alternate routes in and out of Ocean Beach pic.twitter.com/rDeeJg6pjw— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 1, 2019This is a developing story. KUSI Newsroom,
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An alleged intruder accused of attempted rape on Friday morning inside an Encanto home was arrested Sunday, police said.Officers said they arrested William Lawrence Davis, 25, for burglary and sexual assault.The victim showed up at her neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police shortly before 6 a.m. to report that a man had broken into her house in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and tried to rape her, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Details regarding the break-in were scarce, but the burglar stole the woman’s cellphone. then fled the area, Stirk said. Police: Suspect arrested for Encanto burglary and sexual assault KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2019 Updated: 1:03 PM KUSI Newsroom, May 6, 2019 Suspect has been arrested for the burglary and sexual assault which occurred on Friday, May 3rd in the Encanto community. Hard work by our officers, detectives and Crime Lab to identify and apprehend this dangerous suspect. See attached release. pic.twitter.com/n1S71plMFD— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Jonathan Halvorson, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings(KUSI) – Comic Con encourages attendees to show their enthusiasm by dressing for the occasion but some materials may not be very safe.Kristen Richards with Torrey Pines Dermatology stopped by Good Morning San Diego to give some advice on how to avoid any type of allergic reaction from your custom costumes.Costume Tips: Make sure your costumes are crafted from safe materials.Far too many store-bought versions are made of unsafe plastics like vinyl aka PVC, filled with hormone disrupters or even lead, a potent neurotoxin.This is an issue with swapped or hand-me-down costumes, too. If costumes are older and packed away in a basement or attic, trapped dust and dust mites can make it difficult for those with allergies or asthma to breathe.Since dust mites can trigger asthma in children, parents may want to consider purchasing new costumes to replace those that have may accrued dust from being in storage all year.If a child wants to keep his or her old costume, parents can wash it with specialized laundry products designed to eliminate dust mites and other allergens.Accessories used for many common Halloween costumes also may cause reactions.Crowns, magic wands and faux jewelry that uses metals like nickel may cause rashes and irritation.Beware of nickel and cobalt, which can trigger allergic reactions.Hydrate yourself with water and snack on a few pretzels or potato chips before and during Comic-con, especially in warm temperatures.Sweat causes you to lose water and sodium, which contributes to uncomfortable leg cramps and can make you feel faint.The salt provided by the snack infuses additional sodium into your system, and the water keeps dehydration at bay.According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, costume makeup can trigger an allergic reaction or symptoms of asthma.10 percent of people will suffer from a cosmetic allergy during their lifetime Inexpensive makeup may contain preservatives that can cause a rash and swelling of the skin.Formaldehyde is a very common preservative used in many of these products, but some products labeled “formaldehyde-free” can still cause allergic reactions.Certain makeup is not advisable to use around the mouth or eyes, so be certain to check all packaging for any warnings. High-quality theater makeup may be a better option than the cheap crayon sticks sold at costume stores. In any event, always test makeup on a small area of the skin well in advance of Comic-con.If a rash or any abnormality occurs, do not use the makeup Tests conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics discovered that many contain heavy metal horrors like lead and chromium. Some lipsticks also contain lead.If your kids don’t want to go bare, use the safest makeup you can find instead. When it comes to outfitting a Comic-con costume, avoid VOC-filled nail polishes and fragranced products made with phthalates, an endocrine disruptor. If your costume “needs” dark nails, choose a version free of formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates. If you can, apply outside or with the windows open, even better. Or try stickers. Does a costume call for different hair? Use wigs and hats instead of spray-on hair coloring made with synthetic chemicals that are a bit too mysterious. Mask tips: Certain headgear can limit your visibility, a child can be standing at your feet and out of your field of vision. Props like fake teeth made from rubber and vinyl frequently contain lead paint and chemical plasticizers.Kids can actually absorb these while wearing them.Fake blood is usually made from an unsafe dye in a petroleum base, so avoid it, too. If you or your kids are the creative type, try whipping some up your own fake blood with cornstarch and beet juice.Cosmetic contact lenses might seem like the perfect way to enhance your costume this year, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning consumers that the nonprescription lenses could do serious damage to your eyes. Selling such lenses without a prescription is actually illegal,Dangerous because they could cause corneal abrasions (scratches on the cornea, which covers the iris and pupil) and ulcers on the eye, which can then lead to infection (keratitis). If this happens, the AAO warns that corneal transplants and other eye surgeries might become necessary to prevent blindness. It all could have been avoided if these patients just took a little extra time to obtain a prescription and only wore FDA-approved lenses.Contact lenses should only be worn if they are FDA-approved and prescribed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Be sure to have a dress rehearsal, becoming comfortable in the costume before the event will insure the best performance. Comic-con cosmetic costume dangers July 16, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson Posted: July 16, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
By a vote of 12-4, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill, referring the legislation to the full Senate. The American Soybean Association (ASA) voiced its support for the bill late last week, and ASA President Steve Wellman, a farmer from Syracuse, Neb., had this to say about the Committee’s action today:”ASA is very pleased with the Senate Agriculture Committee’s work today, and throughout the Farm Bill process. As passed by the Committee, this legislation will serve the needs not only of soybean farmers, but of the entire farming community. The dedication shown by Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Roberts, and the entire Committee is recognized and appreciated by the soybean industry, and has resulted in a bill that not only provides important risk management tools and funding for export promotion, energy, biobased products and research, but also helps agriculture do its part to address the nation’s budget deficits.”ASA is encouraged that the bill includes a revenue-based risk management program that is equitable between crops, and will partially offset losses incurred at either the farm level or the county level. Other key features of the bill include its consolidation of multiple conservation programs, targeting of conservation funding toward conservation measures on working lands versus land retirement, authorization and funding for the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture, full funding of the Foreign Market Development Program (Cooperator) and Market Access Program (MAP), and mandatory funding for ASA’s two Energy Title priorities, the Biobased Market Program and the Biodiesel Education Program.”ASA again expresses its full support and commends the Committee for its work on this important legislation. We look forward to continuing to work with the Senate Agriculture Committee to enact an effective farm bill for American soybean producers in 2012 as the bill now moves to the Senate floor.”ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Steve Wellman, ASA President, 402-269-7024, firstname.lastname@example.orgPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, email@example.com
Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry have a new resource to encourage success. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) produced the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded FEEDing Pakistan project.The handbook, released this week at a launching ceremony in Karachi, shares knowledge from the three-year FEEDing Pakistan project and insight from international experts.WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan has assisted approximately 2,000 Pakistani fish farmers and helped increase the market value of fish produced—tilapia—from zero at the beginning of the project to an estimated 450 mill rupees ($4.5 million USD) in 2014.“We congratulate Pakistan’s fish farmers, academics, members of the private sector, and government officials. Their participation and dedication to increased knowledge resulted in quick adoption of new technologies and best management practices,” said R.S.N. Janjua, who leads the project as ASA/WISHH Country Representative. “Rapid acceptance and investment in new ideas, including soy-based floating fish feed, is scaling up Pakistan’s aquaculture industry to help fill Pakistan’s protein gap in human diets and contribute to the food security of Pakistan.”University of Arizona College of Agriculture Director of International Programs Kevin Fitzsimmons added that consumer demand for tilapia has also spilled over to an increased demand for better quality carp and trout.An ASA/WISHH assessment found that Pakistan had an extensive system of fish farming but no commercial, high-protein, floating, extruded fish feeds were produced in the country. To implement FEEDing Pakistan, ASA/WISHH chose to partner with Kansas State University (KSU) to capitalize on their world-renowned expertise in feed production technology.KSU conducted training courses on fish feed manufacturing and best management aquaculture practices with University of Arizona collaboration. In addition, KSU provided technical assistance to industry stakeholders.Results of FEEDing Pakistan include a project trainee and co-owner of a Pakistani company, Oryza Organics Pvt. Ltd., who established Pakistan’s first extruder dedicated to the production of floating fish feed. Another trainee, the CEO of Tawakkal Fish Farms, started buying the soy-based floating fish feed from Oryza. Tawakkal has made multiple investments in their facility, creating the first private-sector tilapia hatchery in Pakistan. This year, Tawakkal plans to sell approximately 3 million young tilapia to other farmers, and in the future, to expand to 10 million tilapia fry per annum.During the project, ASA/WISHH provided U.S.-soy formulated floating feed for feeding demonstrations reaching hundreds of farmers. FEEDing Pakistan demonstration tilapia fish averaged 600 grams per fish–double the weight of traditional Pakistan fish harvests. The tilapia received a premium in the local market place and increased enthusiasm for further development of Pakistan’s aquaculture industry with soy-based fish feeds. Pakistani fish farmers had never seen such results. ASA/WISHH also worked directly with a variety of farmers who are now selling live tilapia in multiple markets.The Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan contains 12 chapters on the entire farm-to-consumer aquaculture value chain. Lead editor is Kevin Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., past president of the World Aquaculture Society. Co-editor is R.S.N. Janjua, Ph.D. Local lead author is Muhammad Ashraf, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pattoki Campus, Punjab-Pakistan.There is no charge to access the book that is available to download through WISHH’s website by clicking here.For further information about the FEEDing Pakistan project, click here to view “The Blue Revolution” documentary which includes project highlights and achievements.WISHH is a trade-development organization. Since U.S. soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, it has worked in 24 countries to improve diets, as well as encouraged growth of food industries. The WISHH program is managed from ASA’s world headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit the website.
Soybean Leadership College attendees of all ages came to the annual conference in St. Louis to learn how to communicate and be a better advocate for agriculture.Agriculture trailblazers of all ages from across the country attended ASA’s 17th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC) in St. Louis this week to debunk GMO myths, network and learn more about being an impactful communicator and leader.Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally while fostering networking between growers from across the country.Quint Pottinger, of Kentucky, (left) chats with SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont (right) after her presentation “10 Blankety-Blank Arguments Against GMOs – Why Science Rocks Agriculture.”The 2017 Soybean Leadership College opened with the session, “10 Blankety-Blank Arguments Against GMOs – Why Science Rocks Agriculture”- with Yvette d’Entremont AKA the SciBabe, an analytical chemist turned science blogger, who has proven that a few jokes and a little bit of sass can shake up the way people talk about all things agriculture. She has traveled the world busting pseudoscience and speaking to the importance of only trusting proven science, especially in agriculture and food consumption.D’Entremont gave tips on how to communicate affectively, using relatable language without bombarding with figures and graphs.Ally Perry from the Center of Food Integrity (CFI) offered perspective on why consumers are so concerned about their food and don’t trust the food industry. She encouraged ag leaders to share their values, embrace skepticism and put the “why” before the science in conversations.To kick-off the second day of the program, Wixted & Company presented a communications workshop with tips for interviews, followed by a sustainability and pollinator panel led by ASA Director Wayne Fredericks, Bayer Crop Science’s Iain Kelly and BASF’s Gary Schmitz.Soybean leaders enjoyed a dinner of create-your-own stir-fry before trivia.Farmers and social media gurus Jenny Rohrich, Dave Walton and Quint Pottinger provided insight on how those in the ag industry can affectively use different social platforms to tell their stories and share the truth about where food comes from.Soybean leaders enjoyed a dinner of create-your-own stir-fry before trivia.Rounding out the program were sessions on financial management, diversity in agriculture and an opportunity to ask ASA grower leaders questions about the association. Participants got the chance to make new friends and win prizes during the Soybean Leadership College Trivia Night and Dinner. Teams got into the competitive spirit as they shared their knowledge of history, sports, soybeans, music and more.(From left to right) SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont , Jenny Rohrich and Dave Walton prepare to discuss agriculture, science and communication in a live chat on Facebook.Crystal Dau, a Kansas State University senior studying agronomy, said she left Soybean Leadership College with some new perspectives and tips.“It’s been really refreshing to meet different soybean leaders from across the U.S. and come together to be further educated on how to share views about ag and what we’re doing and be the face for farming for consumers,” she said. “My favorite part has been meeting people because our experiences with soybeans are different across the U.S. and our farming practices vary –and I’m excited to go back into the industry after graduation and use some of the things I’ve learned here and incorporate the information to make better recommendations for farmers.”Special thanks to Soybean Leadership College sponsors:Corporate Partners:BASFBayer Crop ScienceBungeFarm Credit CouncilState QSSB Sponsors:Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean AssociationIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers Association, Inc.North Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean BoardSouth Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardVirginia Soybean BoardVIDEO: Click here to see the SciBabe’s chat with farmers/ASA social media panelists Jenny Rohrich and Dave Walton.See more photos of SLC 2017 on Facebook!
Riding a coast-to-coast Republican wave, state Rep. Jaime Herrera won victory -Tuesday over Democrat Denny Heck in Washington’s hard-fought 3rd Congressional District race to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver. Heck conceded the race at about 9:30 p.m. after results from the entire district showed Herrera leading Heck 52.92 percent to 47.08 percent. Herrera will join a large freshman class of Republicans in a party poised to take control of the U.S. House in January. Asked how she felt about being part of a historic Republican sweep, she said, “Amazing!”She took the stage at the Red Lion -Hotel Vancouver at the Quay at about 9 p.m., surrounded by her family, and declared, “We’re going to win this thing!”“The most powerful words in a democracy are, ‘The people have spoken,’” Herrera said. At that point, the vote from Cowlitz County was not yet available, and she stopped short of claiming victory. But she said she was confident that “when all the votes are counted” she would win the right to represent the 3rd Congressional District.“Only in America can a 31-year-old from a modest background have the opportunity to serve in Congress,” she said. Herrera said she ran for Congress to serve all the families of Southwest Washington, regardless of their political affiliation, and pledged to keep her campaign promise to help control spending in Congress.
The state Department of Labor & Industries is giving the Value Motel a break on its fines due to the business’ reported financial hardships — the owner says he made only $3,100 profit over a 30-month period.A hearings officer reduced the $7,500 in health and safety fines to $3,000 and put the motel on a monthly payment plan to pay off the penalties.The state imposed the fines after a health inspector and a safety inspector with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health conducted an inspection of the motel on June 1. The safety report included four “serious” violations totaling $1,500. The health report included eight serious violations totaling $6,000.The reduction came after Haresh “Harry” Patel, who leases and operates the motel, appealed the state’s fines last month. In his appeal letter to the state, Patel asked the state to reduce the fines since he took steps to immediately correct the violations and due to the economic hardship the fines would impose on the motel.“The travel and lodging industry was one of the hardest hit by the economic downtown as many were quick to cut non-necessaries such as travel and leisure,” Patel wrote. “Our hotel has seen a sharp decline in business which has made it hard for us to meet our operational obligations. … Also, the payment of a $6,000 penalty may detract from the funds available to improve our facilities for guests and employees.”
A 3-year-old boy was airlifted Saturday afternoon after a Ford Excursion rolled over him in Yacolt.Details were sketchy.The boy eventually was taken to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, according to North Country EMS Chief Ben Peeler. The boy was not in critical condition.North Country Emergency Medical Service and Fire District 13 arrived around 4:30 p.m. The boy was transported from 23212 N.E. W H Garner Road, where he was injured, to Yacolt Primary School. He was then flown via Life Flight to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where his condition was determined to be stable. The child was then transferred to Doernbecher in a medical van.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.The boy’s name was not released.
When Salih Al Fahham says everything is different in the United States, he means everything.“Life is different. Water is different. The food is different. The trees are different. How you sit, how you walk. Everything is different,” said the Iraqi refugee during a Thursday discussion of refugee resettlement with local social service providers and the public.The host was Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the primary agency working with the government to resettle international refugees in the United States. The discussion, which drew about 25 people, was held at LCSNW’s offices on Main Street in Vancouver.“I love Vancouver,” said Salih, who arrived in the United States with his wife and two children, ages 10 and 5, on Aug. 3. Salih spent the last several years working as a language translator and then a cultural adviser for American troops in Iraq; before that, he said, he was a diesel auto mechanic for 17 years. His English is excellent, so LCSNW asked Salih to describe the feelings and experiences of a new refugee learning about life in the United States.“To start a new chapter of life at my age is not easy,” said the 53 year old, “but it is exciting, too. When we arrived, the first moment when my feet hit American soil, I can’t even describe. America was my dream the whole time. It’s just like a dream come true. It’s late, but I am here. Thank you America and thank you Vancouver,” he said.The stereotype of America that he grew up with is a drunken, crime-ridden nation where people are always shooting each other, he said. But it was Iraq that he fled with his family because of “serious threats,” he said.